TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While efforts to develop Alzheimer’s medications have so far borne little fruit, new research highlights the therapeutic promise of two non-drug tools: light and sound. According to a pair of small new studies, exposing Alzheimer’s patients to an hour a day of carefullyContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young soccer players have more head impacts during practices but experience more severe head impacts during games, a small, preliminary study shows. The findings could help devise ways to improve head impact safety in youth soccer, according to the researchers. “Headers are aContinue Reading

SUNDAY, July 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When you’re heading outdoors this summer, keep an eye out for ticks during and after your outing, health experts say. These common parasites can transmit Lyme disease, a potentially serious illness. Lyme disease is transmitted to people through the bite of an infectedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm is creating something of a civil war in medicine, as health networks, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors weigh impending discussions with patients about whether they should take the medication. Many doctors believe the U.S. Food and DrugContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A drug that eases hallucinations in people with Parkinson’s disease may be able to do the same for those with dementia, a new clinical trial finds. The medication, called Nuplazid (pimavanserin), is already approved in the United States for treating hallucinations and delusionsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cripple patients for the rest of their lives, but new research suggests that many people with moderate-to-severe TBI have better-than-expected long-term outcomes. The findings show that decisions about halting life-sustaining treatment for these patients should not beContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — About one in 20 kids hospitalized with COVID-19 develop debilitating brain or nerve complications that could haunt some for a long time, a new British study reports. Children with severe infections can suffer from brain inflammation, seizures, stroke, behavior changes, hallucinations and psychosis.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause go on to have a 58% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions, a new study finds. Although the study wasn’t designed to prove cause and effect, the findings could point the wayContinue Reading

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — “Shock” therapy often helps lift severe depression, but fear and stigma can deter patients from getting it. Now a large new study is confirming the treatment’s safety. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), as it’s medically known, has been around for decades. For almost as long,Continue Reading

MONDAY, July 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The causes of a type of excruciating headache known as cluster headaches aren’t clear, but heredity is known to play a role. Now, genetic factors associated with cluster headaches are under investigation as scientists search for more effective treatments. Researchers at the KarolinskaContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have developed an implant that allowed a man with severe paralysis to “speak” again by translating his brain signals into text. The achievement is the latest step in “brain-computer interface” (BCI) research. Scientists have been studying BCI technology for years, with theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can childhood lead exposure affect personality into adulthood? Yes, a big multi-decade study suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of data on atmospheric lead levels across the United States and 37 European nations since 1960. Lead levels were stacked up against responsesContinue Reading